Re: New rifle/New load data 270 WSM.
With the Savage you'll need to verify your twist rate, earlier one's are 1-11 and you'll be having to sling 140's with a 1-10 you'll be good to 150gr for sure but being from the deep south you may not have enough elevation to stabilize the 165 Matrix which is unfortunate because the 160+gr bullets is where the 270 WSM really starts shining!!
I use a lot of Retumbo in mine but I'm set up with a long barrel and throat for launching the 165's. My first barrel was a 1-11 and I shot a lot of 140 Accubonds and 140 Bergers, I also shot a pile of 150 Ballistic tips which I still load in it when I spin that barrel on. I use the Retumbo for everything 140gr and up and R17 for lighter bullets like the 110 TTSX or Vmax for short range varminting.
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